Did you know the Antioch Library, located in Merriam at 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, was the first library in Johnson County? Now it's one of many branches in the Johnson County Library system serving the greater region.
The Johnson County Library District serves Johnson County and the metropolitan area. Services include book lending, photocopy service, browsing room (current magazines and newspapers), study and meeting rooms, reference room, rental books (latest fiction and non-fiction), children's section (including toys and organized learning programs), exhibits, library tours, classes, and free film and music programs. Anyone in Merriam is eligible to receive a permanent library card, which is valid in any Johnson County District Library.
Patrons in Merriam have access to materials in all Johnson County Library branches, as well as the Olathe Public Library, the Kansas City, Mo. Library, and the Johnson County Community College Library. All materials not available at the Antioch Library can be delivered to the site within two days, provided they are available at another library branch.